Life Is Sacred (2014)
The festival program unveiled today includes 33 world premieres (including 22 shorts) and 135 Australian premieres (with 18 shorts) among 251 titles from 68 countries.
Among the other premieres will be Daina Reid.s The Secret River, Ruby Entertainment's. ABC-tv miniseries starring Oliver Jackson Cohen and Sarah Snook, and three Oz docs, Marc Eberle.s The Cambodian Space Project — Not Easy Rock .n. Roll, Steve Thomas. Freedom Stories and Lisa Nicol.s Wide Open Sky.
Festival director Nashen Moodley boasted. this year.s event will be far larger than 2014's when 183 films from 47 countries were screened, including 15 world premieres. The expansion is possible in part due to the addition of two new screening venues in Newtown and Liverpool.
As previously announced, Brendan Cowell
Directed by Andreas M. Dalsgaard
Chances are when one conjures Colombia to mind a less than salubrious image springs to mind – staggeringly wealthy drug kingpins, endemic kidnapping plots, paramilitary foisted crime and corruption. Andreas M. Dalsgaard challenges these preconceptions with his instructive documentary Life is Sacred, a welcome opportunity to learn and see the quiet and hard-fought revolution that has been occurring in Colombia’s body politic. The film follows unorthodox presidential candidate Antanas Mockus and his enthusiastic young activist supporters attempts to reverse the vicious cycle of violence that is part of everyday life in Colombia, as an academic turned charismatic role model he fights an imaginative and positive election campaign designed to be a glint in the media’s eye. As mayor of Bogota he dresses his colleagues in Superman costumes as his campaign executes a procession of flash-mobs, publicity stunts and social media activities.
Viva Film Festival (March 5-9) - Manchester's annual celebration of Spanish language cinema has been split into three separate showcases this year, beginning with the Viva Weekender. The fun starts with comedy of errors Who Killed Bambi? (¿Quién mató a Bambi?) on Friday, introduced by director Santi Amodeo, and will feature
Celebrating Individual and Community Efforts to Effect Change
18-27 March 2015, London
Barbican, British Museum, Curzon Soho, Ritzy Picturehouse
(London, February 12, 2015) – The 19th edition of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival in London will be presented from 18 to 27 March, 2015 with a programme of 16 award-winning documentary and feature films, Human Rights Watch said today.
The festival will include live music performances following screenings of Beats of the Antonov and No Land’s Song and a Guardian Masterclass focusing on human rights reporting and digital storytelling. The festival will take place at the Barbican, British Museum, Curzon Soho, and Ritzy Brixton.
“This year’s festival features many determined, brave individuals – such as Colombia’s philosopher-politician-teacher Antanas Mockus, the Afghan school founder Razia Jan, and Guatemala’s first female attorney general, Claudia Paz y Paz – who have made huge personal sacrifices to bring about change”, said John Biaggi, director
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